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A Case of False Advertising?

Milepost 818 A while ago, I commented on an image sent to me by my friend Ray that was a drawing of a car from a very old railroad publication. Of course, it was of the Nickel Plate Line so I was immediately interested. (See Milepost 812 published on March 17) Well, I asked Ray...

Summer Vacation?

Hot town, summer in the city – Lovin’ Spoonful A certain sign that summer cannot be too far away is the fact that the calendar here at work is filling up with dates taken for vacation. There is a science in selecting precious vacation days. Don’t want to crowd...
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Disaster may Strike the Nickel Plate’s Eastern Division!

Milepost 817 Is your Layout Ready for Obamacare? IRS & Dept. of Health & Human Services Offers Checklist To get you Ready for Universal Health Care Implementation. Right on the heels of a recent announcement by the FRA that all plastic cast-on grab irons & ladders...
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NWORRP Fish Fry Saturday Night

Milepost 816 The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation group will be holding a FISH FRY on Saturday, April 5, from 5pm to 8pm at their current location at 11600 County Road 99 in Findlay. Cost of the dinner is $8 per person. The flyer that I was given doesn’t say for sure...

Heading Downtown?

The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow – Jimi Hendrix Really don’t have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay’s downtown because I don’t fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have...

Heading Downtown?

The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow – Jimi Hendrix Really don’t have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay’s downtown because I don’t fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have...
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A Special Car

Milepost 815 On numerous occasions, I’ve talked about a lot of the neat things that come your way once people know that you are a train nut like I am. And that’s the short history behind this car. It was only a month after my mother had passed away that we once again...
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More on the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad

Milepost 814 I mentioned last time that a newspaper clipping piqued my interest in the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad and how one could use Sanborn Maps to locate now abandoned railroads in cities where those maps were drawn. The map above shows the FFW&W as a red...
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Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western… Among other Names

Milepost 813 My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with a copy of this newspaper clipping from THE COURIER, showing a photo of the last run of a train between Findlay and Vanlue back in 1932. This sparked a discussion of the line, where it came into town and where it went....

Late Night Choices

When midnight comes around/ I start to lose my mind – Kinks Changes came to late night TV when Jimmy Fallon recently settled into Jay Leno’s chair on the Tonight Show. Former SNLer Seth Meyers then assumed Fallon’s Late Night seat on NBC. My habit was to view...